Abaris

Ab′aris

The dart of Abaris

Abaris, the Scythian, was a priest of Apollo; and the god gave him a golden arrow on which to ride through the air. This dart rendered him invisible; it also cured diseases, and gave oracles. Abaris gave it to Pythagoras.

“The dart of Abaris carried the philosopher wheresoever he desired it.”

Willmott.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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